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Davis, California
United States
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90F / 32C
Total Time = 2h 57m 16s
Overall Rank = 596/810
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 97/122
Pre-race routine:

Got Prepped--changed wave time to the earlier (slower) wave; wen't back to the truck to drop off the swag, which was a bit of a walk as the roads near the venue were mostly closed. I then settled down in a shady spot to await friend's arrivals.
Event warmup:

Not much, I had been on my feet all day, so 'warming up' seemed a bit like overkill.
  • 2h 57m 16s
  • 13.11 miles
  • 13m 34s  min/mile

All in all, I am very pleased with my performance. I did much more running than I thought possible, and actually felt pretty good overall. At times, I was trotting along at a 10:30/mile pace surprisingly. Up until mile 9 I felt great, lots of energy, no pain, and no breathing issues. After mile 9, my energy flagged a bit, but adding a few more walk breaks helped. I will say that around mile 7 I got distracted...A guy flying a remote control "flying wing" next to the course; I was really into watching that wing do flips, loop-de-loops, etc....pretty awesome. At mile 11, my feet and ankles decided they were unhappy and that UNDER NO TERMS WOULD THEY BE HAPPY! Oh the pain! At 11.75 miles, I basically was walking. I had the energy, and the will but it just HURT. When we came to the last quarter mile, I could see the chute in sight, at which point I got a blast of energy that overrode the pain, and I did run the way in.
What would you do differently?:

Hmmm....maybe TRAIN???? Obviously, this was not a choice for a race that I only knew I was doing a few days beforehand. And at least, I know what I CAN do regardless, and so I can aim for a specific time and feel before Urban Cow in October.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, hung out with my run team friends (one of which did Tough Mudder- 10+ miles and obstacles that very morning, then drove back from Tahoe to run this half! CRAZY! But he did it!), and ate some food. Then I drove home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Its that silly lack of training thing again.That and some silly foot pain at the end....

Event comments:

I had fun, it was a good setup, but there was very little moon was a waning crescent moon. :( In any case, I had a good time and may do it again next year. Even though they did start my wave 10 minutes late....

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Last updated: 2013-07-14 12:00 AM
02:57:16 | 13.11 miles | 13m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 97/122
Overall: 596/810
Performance: Good
Course: First off, according to my Nike + doohickey on my Ipod, I actually ran 13.6 miles...which would have put me at a 13.08 pace. Just sayin'. The course was a very loopy course, into and out of neighborhoods, bike trails, and also a few freeway overpasses thrown in for good measure. The first three miles were particularly sunny and hot, with VERY little shade to be found, but after mile 6, there was considerably better amounts of shade and lesser amounts of sun.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-07-14 3:39 PM

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Citrus Heights, CA
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2013-07-14 3:45 PM
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Englewood, Florida
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Great job Kate!!! Proving things to yourself is really cool and you did that today, Congratulations!
2013-07-14 4:43 PM
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over the rainbow
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Great job, Kate!!
2013-07-14 5:30 PM
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2013-07-14 7:56 PM
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Western Australia
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Great job Kate, and even better since you did it with no training. I love your finishers medal too that is kind of cool.
2013-07-14 8:27 PM
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Overland Park, KS
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Great job Kate, way to hang tough with the pain. I did a race earlier this year called Running with the Cows, what's with Cows and running?

2013-07-14 8:42 PM
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Yay! First HM done...last minute entry AND under your "expected" time. Hope you did some celebrating Laughing
2013-07-14 9:52 PM
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Awesome work, Kate!
2013-07-15 10:00 AM
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Caerphilly, Wales, uk.
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Congrats on your new PR Way to get around on dodgy feet and I have a new found respect for people who can slog it out in that kind of heat after the weekend I've had. Respect!
2013-07-15 11:13 AM
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Rio Rancho, NM
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Nice job! Especially considering it was a last minute decision!
2013-07-15 11:54 AM
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Great job with your last minute race!

2013-07-15 12:34 PM
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Austin, Texas
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Right on!!   Not only a great time, but your first HM and you came in UNDER your time goal - and got a cool medal. 

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